KLA Instruments Webinars

Indentation University - Session 6: How to test shale by nanoindentation

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Knowledge of Young’s modulus is essential for the design and control of the extensive fractures required for harvesting natural gas from shale formations. Nanoindentation of drill fragments provides an economical and localized way to measure Young’s modulus of shale. This session is a live demonstration of standardized nanoindentation with the KLA iMicro nanoindenter to characterize shale. Ms. Hay demonstrates sample preparation, instrument configuration, test specification, execution and data interpretation.